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The TaxPayers' Alliance has launched a campaign to illustrate how much tax drivers pay for fuel

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Calls for government to freeze fuel duty

An East Midlands haulier is backing a national campaign calling for the Government to freeze the duty on fuel.

The Advance Group based at Melbourne in Derbyshire says it has had to cope with a large increase in its fuel bills.

It spends a hundred thousand pounds a year and bosses say they're being put at a disadvantage against foreign firms who don't have to pay as much.

Today the Tax Payer's Alliance started a new campaign to highlight the problem.

Freight Manager - Steve Hodson says after three years of recession prices have to be passed onot the customer. Credit: ITV Central

"We spend, as freight forwarders and export packers, over a hundred thousand pounds a year on fuel.

"Even a small one pence, two, three pence increase affects our total drastically. We can't absorb these.

"After three years of recession, we can't absord these prices. It has to be passed on to our customers."

  • Freight Manager - Steve Hodson

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